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Technology, Skill, and Growth in a Global Economy

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  • Jaewon Jung

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    (Université de Cergy-Pontoise, THEMA)

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    This paper develops an endogenous growth model based on a Roy-like assignment model in which heterogeneous workers endogenously sort into different technologies/tasks according to their comparative advantage. By modeling explicit distinction between worker skills and tasks, as well as incorporating task-specific technologies, worker skill distribution and heterogeneous firms, we analyze in depth the technology-skill-growth and offshoring-growth links that are absent in traditional models of endogenous growth. The model provides therefore richer predictions on the relationship between labor market changes and growth due to technology up and downgrading mechanism at both individual worker and firm levels.

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    Paper provided by THEMA (THéorie Economique, Modélisation et Applications), Université de Cergy-Pontoise in its series THEMA Working Papers with number 2015-08.

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    Date of creation: 2015
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